Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness for Some, Not All

House Dems seek to label Pro-lifers as “Radical”
This past Thursday, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform had a hearing entitled, “Examining State Efforts to Undermine Reproductive Health Care.” The title itself is very telling of the Democratic agenda and their attempt to delegitimize the recent uptick in pro-life policy at both the state and federal level.

Life is Member Jim Jordan opened the hearing by saying that in our Constitution is “…enshrined the principle that Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness are inalienable rights for everyone.” He rightly pointed out that there is no longer the guarantee that the government will not infringe upon your right to life and therefore your liberty and happiness.

He further says, “there used to be a shared sentiment from both Democrats and Republicans that all life is precious.” So strong is the Democratic commitment to furthering abortion, there are hardly any more pro-life Democrats. Those that do support any restrictions on the procedure are deemed unworthy of the party affiliation. Vox was quick to tell Democratic Presidential Candidate Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) that she was “stuck in the 90’s” for saying that she believed abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare.” Apparently, this phrase is too restrictive and assumes that “abortion is a bad thing.”

According to the majority’s background of the hearing:

State governments have been taking draconian steps to restrict their residents’ access to comprehensive reproductive health services, including abortion. As a result, six states have only one remaining abortion provider.
State governments have been emboldened in their efforts to restrict access to abortion by the Trump Administration’s systemic attacks on reproductive health care, including by dismantling the Title X federal family planning program and expanding providers’ ability to discriminate by denying care.
In her opening statement, Democratic witness Marcela Howell, the President/CEO of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, said that “quality abortion care is a privilege for the few rather than a human right for all.” There is no doubt abortion on demand is the Democrat’s goal. Apparently, it is “draconian” to provide protection for society’s most vulnerable, our unborn children.

Attempting to justify this atrocious act, feminists sell the lie that a woman doesn’t have true freedom unless she has the ability to determine when she is pregnant. The sole Republican witness, Allie Stuckey was correct when she said that, “female empowerment . . . is not defined by a women’s ability to terminate the life of her child.” For Democrats, women must choose between motherhood, careers, money, etc. Women don’t have to choose and/or. As Phyllis Schlafly used to say, women can do it all but not necessarily all at the same time. The pro-life community must continue to serve women in need not only through pregnancy, but also throughout their child’s life.

It is now more important than ever to tell our state lawmakers, U.S. Representatives, Senators, and the President that protecting life is priority. Eagle Forum is thankful for the many pro-life policies enacted this past year and will continue to defend all life at every stage.

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